My work explores my ambivalence toward explanatory models that claim to make sense of everything, including scientific theories, theological arguments, and science fiction technobabble. I am inspired by special effects tricks, scale models, and fake realities. I have been making two bodies of work in parallel: contraptions and paintings. My goal with both bodies of work is to create experiences that are between campy and sublime.

My imagery is influenced by behind-the-scenes photographs, science fiction films, and landscape paintings that evoke wonder. My process requires tinkering, experimentation, prototyping, researching, and failure to discover solutions.